Queens Centers for Progress

The Queens Courier collecting toys, clothing for holiday gift drive
News Queens Courier Staff 11/21/2013 at 11:21AM

Help make the holidays bright. The holiday season has arrived, and The Queens Courier will once again be collecting toys and clothing to be donated this year to the Queens Centers for Progress’ Apple Preschool in Jamaica for our annual holiday gift drive. The Apple Preschool program offers children with disabilities between three to five [...]

Program directors say restored funds for disabled not enough
News Maggie Hayes 4/12/2013 at 3:21PM

The looming cuts to the Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) have been restored, but only by a fraction. Initially, the state’s budget called for a total slash of $240 million from OPWDD services, but the final budget gave back $30 million. Program administrators say this is still not enough. “The challenge our industry [...]

Tradition makes the holidays bright for kids
Tradition makes the holidays bright for kids
News Maggie Hayes 12/22/2012 at 12:48PM

“I love seeing Santa!” said Natasha Ayala, a student at the Queens Centers for Progress (QCP), as she pet her new stuffed dog. “I have my own dog at home, too.” Last week, the Jamaica Rotary made its yearly donation of hundreds of toys to QCP as dozens of excited children eagerly opened their presents. [...]